Microsoft Says A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning

Last year, Microsoft computer scientists delved into an intriguing experiment involving a newly developed artificial intelligence system.

They posed a puzzle to the system, one that demanded an intuitive understanding of the physical world.

With a book, nine eggs, a laptop, a bottle, and a nail in their possession, the researchers challenged the AI, seeking guidance on how to stack these objects in a stable manner, DNYUZ reported.

To their astonishment, the AI system showcased remarkable ingenuity in its response. It suggested placing the eggs on the book, arranging them neatly in three rows while ensuring there was sufficient space between them to prevent any cracking.

But the AI’s innovative solution did not stop there. It further advised, “Place the laptop on top of the eggs, with the screen facing down and the keyboard facing up. The laptop’s flat and rigid surface will snugly fit within the boundaries of the book and eggs, providing a stable platform for the next layer.”

The AI’s clever proposal left the researchers contemplating whether they were witnessing the emergence of a new form of intelligence.

In March, they shared their findings in a comprehensive 155-page research paper, as reported by DNYUZ.

This paper argued that the AI system represented a significant stride towards achieving artificial general intelligence (A.G.I.), the concept denoting a machine capable of performing any task accomplished by the human brain.

The research paper was subsequently published on an internet research repository, sparking further discussions and exploration in the field.

Written by staff